Gladiator is a 2000 historical epic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the loyal Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the Emperor's ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor.
Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, Gladiator was a box office success, receiving positive reviews, and was credited with briefly reviving the historical epic. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards, particularly five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture.
This ACI Toys 1/6th scale Warriors III ACI08 Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius 12-inch figure is definitely worth the 12-year wait. Since the movie came out, a lot of 1/6th collectors have been eager to get their hands on a Russell Crowe as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius 12-inch figure but none in the market has met the standards required for such a fine figure. Well, that is no longer the case :)
ACI Toys Anniversary Product for 2012 will be this 1/6th scale Warriors III ACI08 Russell Crowe as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius 12-inch figure as seen in the 2000 epic movie "Gladiator". Russell Crowe was cool as s gladiator for most of the film but as a Roman General, his uniform / outfit and all the gear was pretty AWESOME too and he strikes quite a pose in the Roman General's attire :)
Words cannot describe the awesomeness that is this figure ;p Scroll down to see the pictures in glorious details. I want this NOW haha
ACI's 2012 Anniversary Figure is loaded. Announced as a Limited Edition of only 1500 pieces. Set includes: Highly detailed 1/6th scale head sculpt, ACI fully articulated male 12-inch body, Embossed Cuirass with shoulder armor, Embossed helmet with feathered mane, Greave / Leg Armor, Gauntlets, Jerkin. Red Tunic, Pants and Scarf, Fabric cloak with faux fur, Gladius + sheath x 2 pieces (metal), Roman General Boots.
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."
Check back for reviews once I get my hands on this AWESOME 1/6th scale Russell Crowe as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius 12-inch figure :)